In This Review

Power and Diplomacy
Power and Diplomacy
By Dean Acheson
Harvard University Press, 1958, 137 pp

These four lectures on the present position and responsibilities of the United States develop certain familiar themes in Mr. Acheson's thinking--the need for flexible military capabilities and the emphasis upon the NATO alliance. He also criticizes a number of shortcomings which he finds both in the Administration's policy and the proposals of some of its opponents. In particular he does not favor the "neutralization" of Germany or having the United States carry the banner of anti-colonialism at the expense of our European allies.